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Drug dealer who stabbed police officer in the back jailed for 16 years

  • Watch report below by Sally Simmonds

Report includes interviews with DI Matthew Barcraft-Barne, Hampshire Police and Zoe Wakefield ,Vice-Chair, Hampshire Police Federation

A ' county lines' drug dealer who stabbed a police officer in the back, causing a collapsed lung, has been jailed for 16 years.

Michael Enzanga, of Ashfield Road in Tottenham, repeatedly stabbed PC Russell Turner near Stamshaw Park in Portsmouth,

Enzanga, 20, of no fixed abode, was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and drug offences following a two-week trial.

The jury took just 45 minutes to find him guilty of plunging a knife into the back of PC Russell Turner, in Stamshaw Park on 21 February.

He was also found guilty of possession of a bladed article and four counts of possession of Class A drugs with intent and possession of criminal property.

Michael Enzanga running from the scene Credit: Hants Police

Enzanga was likened to a "caged animal fighting for his life" as he repeatedly knifed PC Turner.

Enzanga must serve at least two thirds of the sentence before he can be considered for parole. He will then serve four years on licence upon his release.